The bloodthirsty Young Turks of Bohane bide their time, waiting in the shadows to shank and supplant their revelry-addled elders.
If she got caught with a shank, they would up her custody level.
Seager writes about being threatened by a patient with a shank carved out of an eyeglass stem.
You see, the victim can slip up behind you on any given day and stick a shank in your ribs—or pay someone else to do it.
Everyone complains that Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray shank shots but stubbornly stick to the same strategy.
He's had just about time to make the trip on shank's mare by takin' short cuts.
The place where the arms are joined to the shank, and unite at the throat.
All specimens have distinct transverse bars on the limbs; the number of bars on the shank varies from one to four.
“Glad to see you, little girl,” said Mr shank, as he led the way into his room.
A presser bar is now brought down to close or press all the points of the needle beards into the eye in the shank.
Old English sceanca "leg, shank, shinbone," specifically, the part of the leg from the knee to the ankle, from Proto-Germanic *skankon- (cf. Middle Low German schenke, German schenkel "shank, leg"), perhaps literally "that which bends," from PIE root *skeng- "crooked" (cf. Old Norse skakkr "wry, distorted," Greek skazein "to limp"). Shank's mare "one's own legs as a means of transportation" is attested from 1774 (shanks-naig).
1927, in golf, "to strike (the ball) with the heel of the club," from shank (n.). Related: Shanked; shanking. Earlier as "to take to one's legs" (1774, Scottish); "to send off without ceremony" (1816).
The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
[all senses reflect the basic notion of something long and thin, like a leg bone]